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Royals designate Philip Humber for assignment

The Royals announced today that the club has designated right-handed pitcher Philip Humber for assignment.  The move comes as the Royals signing of outfielder Jeff Francoeur was officially confirmed by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association.  The roster now currently stands at 40.

Humber, 27, compiled a 2-1 record for the Royals with a 4.15 ERA in eight games (1 start).  He notched his first major League win on August 25 at Detroit, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings of relief.  The 6-foot-3 right-hander also was 5-6 with a 4.47 ERA in 21 appearances (20 starts) for Omaha (AAA).

Guillen designated for assignment, Humber contract selected

The Kansas City Royals today designated outfielder/DH Jose Guillen for assignment and selected the contract of righthanded pitcher Philip Humber from Omaha.  The designation gives the Royals 10 days to trade, release or outright Guillen while opening a 40-man roster spot that is taken by the selection of Humber.

Guillen, 34, was hitting .255 in 106 games for the Royals with 16 home runs and 62 RBI.  Kansas City was his ninth Major League stop in a career that began in 1997 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He signed a three-year free agent contract with the Royals prior to the 2008 season.

Humber, 27, was 5-6 with a 4.47 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) for AAA Omaha, with 20 walks and 80 strikeouts in 118.2 innings.  Some of his best work of the year came in the last week when he earned PCL Pitcher of the Week honors by tossing a complete game shutout at Nashville last Friday, allowing only four hits while fanning seven.  A native of Nacogdoches, TX, Humber was the third overall selection in the 2004 First Year Player Draft by the New York Mets.  He played his collegiate baseball at Rice University, where he was part of the 2003 National Championship club.  He will be in Seattle for Friday’s game and wear #59.

 

Royals sign former Twin Philip Humber to minor league deal

The Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Philip Humber on a minor league contract for the 2010 season.  Humber will receive an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

The 26-year old Humber has spent the past two seasons in the Minnesota Twins organization after serving as a key figure in the five-player trade that sent pitcher Johan Santana to the New York Mets.  The 6-foot-4 right-hander is 0-0 with a 6.07 ERA in 18 career Major League appearances (1 start) for the Mets (2006-07) and Twins (2008-09).  He was 7-9 with a 5.34 ERA in 23 games (22 starts) for Rochester (AAA) in 2009 and also made eight relief appearances for Minnesota.  Born in Nacogdoches, Texas, the Mets’ first-round selection (3rd overall) in the 2004 Draft now resides in Carthage, Texas, with his wife, Kristan.

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